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REMC 7 Mission Statement

It is the mission of REMC 7 to provide educators in Allegan and Ottawa counties with equitable access to information, professional development opportunities, teaching materials, and resources through collaborative partnerships and consortium activities.

REMC 7 serves member schools in Ottawa and Allegan counties

Ottawa Area ISD Members

Allegan AESA Members

For membership questions, please contact REMC 7 Coordinator Deb McAlpine or  REMC 7 Director Anne Thorp

About the REMC Association

The links on the left will take you to the myriad of opportunities and tools that the REMC Association provides for Michigan educators. 

To implement any of these initiatives in your classroom or for support in deciding which to use, please contact Anne Thorp for assistance/guidance/coaching.

The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. Its members are the 28 local Regional Educational Media Centers operated through the Intermediate School District structure.


The REMC Association of Michigan believes it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning, the effective use of educational technology and provides equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students.

The REMC Association of Michigan will accomplish this within the framework of the following principles:

  • Improve learning for all students.
  • Support constituents and improve teaching and learning statewide through future-focused collaboration, leadership and service.
  • Empower teachers to create high quality, engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information.
  • Provide effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing, which allows local resources to be reallocated to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Advance statewide connectivity through delivery systems and infrastructure.

Executive Board

Mark Lyons, REMC 9, President
Kay Hauck, REMC 5, Past President
Heather Kowalski, REMC 3, President-Elect
Bob Frost, REMC 10, Treasurer
Ann Smart, REMC 19W Secretary
Tom Louks, REMC 14W, Member-at-Large


Sue Schwartz, Executive Director
Anita Banach, Communication Coordinator
Melinda Waffle, Professional Learning Coordinator
Erin Rommeck, Event Coordinator
Mike Richardson, REMC SAVE Director
Steve Schmunk, Finance Assistant

2022-23 Business Meetings

The 2022-23 business meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, August through May and Friday, June 16.


The Association is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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Michigan schools have saved over $1 billion since 1990 through REMC SAVE.

REMC SAVE provides large volume contracts for a variety of educational resources, including furniture, school and office supplies, software and digital services, and technology.  

Want to learn more about how you can save? Direct your favorite browser to REMC SAVE for more information. 

Using REMC SAVE Recording

Connect with REMC 7

Anne Thorp, PhD, REMC 7 Director

Deb McAlpine, REMC 7 Coordinator 

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Anne Thorp

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Deb McAlpine